Sat.Sep 14, 2013 - Fri.Sep 20, 2013

What's On Your "Stop Doing" List?

The Bamboo Project Blog

. So many people I talk to are overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by choices, by information, by an endless stream of "shoulds" and "coulds." We can get caught up in this fire hydrant spray, finding it difficult to get our bearings. .

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Five Advantages of Automated Scheduling for Employee Reviews


Employee reviews can be cumbersome. In some cases, they take time away from daily tasks and can be stressful for both managers and employees. As a result, they often get pushed aside in favor of handling a big project or conflicts with vacation time.

Getting to the Analytics Crystal Ball: SAP to Acquire KXEN

Bersin with Deloitte

Analyzing score of data for its own sake is not so interesting – but what if you could predict future trends and behaviors with the data you have today? The business implications are huge. But how? Enter “predictive analytics.” ” Predictive analytics applies statistical algorithms to prescribe or recommend actions based on patterns in data that […]. HR Benchmarking HR Service Delivery Providers

Ceridian: “Being recognized as one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ is a jewel in our crown”


As Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer of Ceridian, John Cardella wants to see his company become the #1 human capital management provider in the world—and he has a plan to make it happen.

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

The ONLY Excuse for Poor Internal Communication


Monday, September 16, 2013 :00am. The ONLY Excuse for Poor Internal Communication By Robin Schooling. Today’s guest blog post is from Robin Schooling, HR Leader with over 25 years experience and avid blogger.]

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Why Being Disruptive at Work Can Be a Good Thing

45 Things

Bill Jensen often writes about making work simpler to be more productive and successful, but his latest book says it’s time we harnessed the power of disruption to achieve even more. In this interview with Anita Bruzzese, he talks about the ideas behind “Disrupt!

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Finding the “I” of Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Infusing and Maintaining Personal Responsibility in Employee Engagement. Who said there is no “i” in Employee Engagement? There are six “e’s” in employee engagement but there is no “i” in employee engagement. This is wrong.

Quality of Hire: How are you doing at your job?


Wednesday, September 18, 2013 :00am. Quality of Hire: How are you doing at your job? By Maren Hogan. Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting space.]. There are so many ways to gauge success as a recruiter.

Finding Diamonds in the Rough – Hire for Attitude Train For Skills


We recently caught an article by Software Advice, a company that helps businesses find the right software, and they are changing the game with a unique recruiting strategy known as, “finding the diamonds in the rough.”. Why Hire For Attitude An independent research tracked 20,000 new hires, 46% of them failed within 18 months. But even […]. Best HR Practices finding the diamonds in the rough Hire For Attitude Hiring Strategy

Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

Are Extroverts Misunderstood?

45 Things

Ask an introvert about an extroverted colleague and you''re likely to hear how these outgoing co-workers talk too much, have trouble staying on task and are generally annoying.

5 top-rated articles to help revamp your disengaged employees


Great things happen over the course of one year, like brilliant employee performance, workplace success, and important milestones. This week we’re celebrating an exciting first year of [engage]! And we have you, our loyal reader, to thank.

September #SHRMChat on College Relations Recap

True Faith HR

On Tuesday, September 10, a lively chat was held regarding the relationship between SHRM professional chapters and volunteers, and student programs. Nearly 129,000 impressions were made, and nearly 36,000 accounts were reached according to Here are the questions and answers that took place: Q1 - What are the benefits of working with a SHRM student chapter?

How to Reply to a Job Advertisement


You see a job advertisement and jump into it with a lot of excitement. Energy and speed of response is good when applying to Job Advertisement however it needs to match with laser sharp focus. Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder. You want an employer to be able to assess your job application against […]. Job Search Tips How to Reply to Job Advert How to Reply to Job Advertisement How To Write a Cover Letter How to Write A Job Application Importance of Cover letter Job Advertisement

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

CWS 2013 Chicago a Distant Memory -A Recap of CWS 2013


Friday, September 20, 2013 :00am. CWS 2013 Chicago a Distant Memory -A Recap of CWS 2013 By Sharon Palermo. CWS 2013 Chicago has come and gone. The floors have been swept, booths shipped out and I am sure the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park is already setting up for the next big event.


Stress is not the enemy! Use stress to your advantage at work.


Stress is as common in the workplace as coffee breaks and lack of conference room space. We’ve been given tips for years on how to reduce stress: practice yoga or meditation, make lists, drink more coffee or water or tea. But it turns out we should be embracing stress, not fighting it.

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#SErecruit - innovation in RPO and digital recruitment

Strategic HCM

Yesterday was Symposium Events'' latest session focusing on innovation in recruitment. It was another great conference put on them by them, and I''m really looking forward to chairing their HR Business Partnering conference in a couple of months time.

9 Things to Consider Before Asking Employees to Sign a Non-Compete Agreement


Increasing activity in the courts shows that the use of non-compete agreements is likely on the rise. In 2012, there were 760 published U.S. court decisions involving non-competes – a 61 percent increase since 2002. So why the increase? Unemployed, qualified talent is getting harder and harder to find. As a result, many companies are targeting candidates who have a job but may consider a change if the right opportunity comes along.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

Eight Tactics to Increase Millennial Productivity in the Workplace


By Jenny Dearborn, Chief Learning Officer, SuccessFactors, an SAP Company The Baby Boomers pursued pension plans, corner offices, and a linear career path. And in return, many Boomers would commit the duration of their career to your organization. Just as they settled down into those corner offices and put their feet up on the […]. Jenny''s Travels

Ask Achievers: How can we give effective constructive criticism?


In this week’s Ask A chievers, Jewel Celestine shares best practices for giving constructive criticism.

BBC and the need for people professionals first!

Strategic HCM

. As you''ll have probably seen, the sorry state of the BBC''s HR policies continues to make headlines (see my post on Engagement or Entwistle !) - particularly with this article in the Telegraph : . It''s official: Lucy Adams has killed off the HR profession once and for all.

Laura Randazzo, VP of Compliance, Will Discuss Employment Screening Best Practices & EEOC Guidance


On Thursday, September 26, join our Vice President of Compliance, Laura Randazzo , as she facilitates a discussion regarding employment screening best practices and EEOC criminal guidance. Hosted by the local Chicago SHRM chapter, Laura will be joined with other facilitators from Neal, Gerber, & Eisenberg LLP, SilkRoad and more at the annual Speed HR: Fast Paced Learning Roundtable. Speak with Laura at the event to see how Aurico can be a valuable screening partner.

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

The Best Security for Your Cloud Part 1: Unique Multi-tenancy and Defense in Depth


By Vinod Choudhary, Senior Manager Cloud Architecture Product Marketing (The original blog was posted on the SAP Community Network) Businesses large and small can now reap the benefits of cloud computing, one of which is the availability of core business applications via the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. But while the benefits of such a model […

#HRMI 7th Most Influential

Strategic HCM

Another great evening at HR Magazine''s Most Influentials last night, and I was pretty pleased to come in 7th position in the UK Thinker list. I was especially pleased with the leap up the chart given I''ve not been blogging or tweeting that much recently.

Aurico Wins the Bronze Stevie Award for their WebACE™ Platform


Aurico was announced as a Bronze Stevie® Award winner at last night’s awards banquet at the Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange in San Francisco. Aurico won bronze in the category of New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Human Capital Management Solution for our WebACE™ platform.